I'll Love You Forever - The Book
GIVING BACK: EVERYDAY STORIES . FOREVER TOLD .
When I was first trying to decide what I would name the Forever Stories I couldn't stop thinking of my favorite children's book.
I'll Love You Forever is written by Robert N. Munsch
I loved the book as I wanted this little boy grow and his mother singing him this one song every night, then when she is to old to do so he singing to her. It's amazing a a tear jerk. So I decided to do some research about the author and book.
I found this, as Mr. Munsch writes on his Web site:
“I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.
For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song.
Out popped Love You Forever, pretty much the way it is in the book.”
What?! WOW! So not only does it have its own meaning to me; as it tells a story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. But reading it again I can see his love and view as well.
So as I thought and thought of the names for these stories, I just knew it had to be from this look. Because this song, this song is everything:
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”